Scottish crime writers are a busy bunch and there are lots of great crime writing events happening over the next few weeks. We’ve summarised them below and if you have an event you’d like us to know about please get in touch.

Crime After Dark With Caro Ramsay
Oran Mor – Top of Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8QX
Tuesday 23 June, 2015 – 8:00pm

We’ve heard about Tartan Noir, now discover Glasgow Noir! Glasgow’s own doyenne of darkness Caro Ramsay returns to host Crime After Dark.
An evening of tautly written edge of your seat crime fiction laced with sharp wit. Live readings from a heady mix of top Scottish crime writers. Caro Ramsay, Michael J. Malone and Craig Robertson.

Free event. Part of West End Festival West End Festival

East or West – Which is Best?
Waterstones George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3ES
Friday  26 June, 2015 – 6.30pm

It’s been a hot topic for as long as anyone can remember but this month six top crime writers will thrash it out once and for all.
The fun show, known as ‘Assault ‘n’ Battery v Assault ‘n’ Sauce’, was a hit last year in Glasgow and the rematch will be fought in Waterstones George Street.
Bestselling author Craig Robertson will host the panel game, with Neil Broadfoot, Doug Johnstone and TF Muir seeking to reclaim Edinburgh’s honour after their defeat in the 2014 match.
The invading Weegies will be Caro Ramsay, Matt Bendoris and Douglas Skelton.
Michael J. Malone will have the tough duty of keeping the scores – and given the fact that Craig Robertson just makes them up as he goes alone it really WILL be tough.

Free event. Contact the store to RSVP

Carry On Sleuthing
Carnegie Library, Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB
Monday 29 June, 2015 – 7pm

Sort out the clues, the evidence and the bad jokes to unmask the killer in ‘Carry On Sleuthing’, a fun play by Douglas Skelton. Douglas and fellow crime author Michael J. Malone will join Carnegie Library staff in reading this radio style comedy.

Part of the Ayr library’s Book Group social evening but all are welcome. There may be a small entry fee but please call  01292 286385 for details.